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Watch: Mike Tyson shows off his pigeons to Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh

Mike Tyson enthusiastically showed off his pigeons to his idol Muhammad Ali's grandson, Nico Ali Walsh after the young Ali gained his most recent professional victory via knockout

Mike Tyson and Nico Ali

If anyone has ever not failed to appreciate Muhammad Ali’s contribution and legacy in the sport of boxing, is the youngest Heavyweight Champion ever and now multi-media philosopher, Mike Tyson. Tyson who was bought to the limelight, by one of Ali’s former trainers and Tyson’s adoptive father, Cus D’Amato has never been shy of expressing how important a place, Ali holds in his heart. He seems to be forwarding this bond to the next generation of Ali’s boxing offspring, in Nico Ali Walsh.

Nico Ali after his first round Ko victory over Alejandro Ibarra

Nico who is an undefeated 5-0 pro, recently gained his fourth KO victory in brutal fashion over Alejandro Ibarra under the Top-Rank banner. On his victory tour, he made a stop at Uncle Mike’s ranch, where Mike showed Nico, his most prized possessions. Not any of Mike’s titles or luxury gifts he received throughout the years but his flock of pigeons.

Nico Ali (left) with his grandfather Muhammad Ali

Tyson who has been notorious for his love of pigeons, since the early days of his fame showed them off to Muhammad Ali’s grandson as he likely did some time in the past with Ali himself. In a clip posted by Nico on his Instagram, Tyson can be seen instructing the young lion on how to properly handle a pigeon, guiding him to hold a dove and asking to place his thumbs over it’s wings so it calms down, as Nico does that and calms the fluttering white dove, he exclaims, “Wow” soon after which the pigeon starts fluttering again leading to Tyson releasing the bird.

When a person behind the camera asks, “How do you catch them?” to which Mike looks around for a second before leaping his hand forward and grabbing hold of the nearest pigeon, making everyone in the Penn burst out laughing. Mike can later be seen explaining how the birds fly around his estate, prompting Nico to say,“That’s not even a bird coup it’s a birdhouse”

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Mike Tyson Continues his love for the Ali name by inviting Nico Ali to the Tyson Ranch

A young Mike Tyson with Muhammad Ali

Even towards the last days of Ali’s life, Mike would be around the champ trying to cheer him up. He was even one of the Paul-bearers at Ali’s funeral. Mike’s love and respect for Ali were best seen in his appearance at the Arsenio Hall Show in 1989, alongside Sugar Ray Leonard and Ali himself. When asked by Arsenio who would win in a prime for prime fight between Ali and Tyson, despite Ali’s answer that a single land from Tyson could knock him out cold, Tyson with brutal honesty professed, “I know I am great, but can I tell you something? In this situation, every head must bow, every tongue must confess, (Ali) is the greatest of all time”

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